A musical featuring songs by Sting is due to come to Northampton.
The Last Ship will play at the Royal & Derngate from April 24 to 28, and The Police singer attended the launch at the Errol Flynn Filmhouse today.
He said the show is "about the town I was raised in" and was inspired by his 1991 album The Soul Cages.
It tells the story of a community during the demise of the shipbuilding industry in Tyne and Wear.
Sting said: "I was born within spitting distance of a shipyard where they built the biggest ships in the world.
"The whole town was very proud of that fact and the shipyard closed down so the town was mortally wounded in a way."